Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

New York, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor


Place of the Loyal Samurai

On a Micronesian island, archaeologists have identified evocative evidence of one of WWII’s most brutal battles.
Archaeology Link to Story

After the Battle

The defeat of a Scottish army at the 1650 Battle of Dunbar was just the beginning of an epic ordeal for the survivors
Archaeology Link to Story

The Making of a Marine

The story of an 18-year-old from the Bronx and the recruiters who are trying to get him to boot camp.
The Village Voice Link to Story

Fly Spies

New miniature flying surveillance robots are smart enough to fool nature as well as opponents.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story

Battling for the Planet

The U.S. military uses more energy than any other organization in the world—but it's trying to cut back.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story


Daniel Weiss

I am currently executive editor at Archaeology magazine. In previous jobs and freelance assignments, I have written about a range of topics in science, health, medicine, and politics. I also like to write profiles and have done the odd radio story in the past.

After graduating from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, I was part of a small New York City–based team that launched the Discovery Channel Magazine and then stayed on as a staff writer after daily operations moved to Singapore. I have also been managing editor of Campaigns & Elections, a magazine that covers the business and art of politics.